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Star Spangled Brighton Beach

We are presented with a picture of a regular day on Brighton Beach. The beach goers are enjoying the sun and the sea while a woman in the foreground is looking intently at something in the distance... Meanwhile a whole other world is coming alive inside of her body as if on a canvas.

  • Lynn Bianchi
  • Lynn Bianchi
  • Irina Abraham
    Key Cast
    According To Her, 2050
  • Frances Wang
    Special Effects
  • Irina Abraham
  • Irina Abraham
  • Yana Biryukova
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 21, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Moscow Shorts
    Russian Federation
    February 29, 2020
    Russian Premiere
    Official Selection: Experimental Shorts
  • The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    June 1, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Award: Film As Art - Experimental/Non-Linear
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    August 9, 2020
  • Brighton Rocks Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    August 15, 2020
    UK Premiere
  • International Kansk Video Festival
    Russian Federation
    August 23, 2020
    Official Selection: Video Art
  • London Rocks Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 30, 2020
    Official Selection: Experimental
  • Los Angeles Rocks Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 29, 2021
    Official Selection: Experimental
    February 1, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lynn Bianchi

Bianchi’s photographic work has been shown at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan; Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne in Switzerland; Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto among others. Servitude I from the Heavy In White series was added to the collection of Walker Art Center in 2019. The work is also reproduced in the Walker’s catalogue The Expressionist Figure among such artists as Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, etc.
Bianchi’s art has been featured in over forty publications, including The Huffington Post and Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Vogue Italia and Zoom in Italy, Phot’Art International in France, and GEO in Germany. Lynn’s work resides in numerous private collections across the globe, including Manfred Heiting’s and Edward Norton’s, as well as in museum collections including Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; Brooklyn Museum in New York and Biblioteque Nationale de France in Paris, Musée Ken Damy in Brescia, Italy, 21c Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She has recently exhibited in New York City at The Untitled Space, The Armory Show at Salomon Arts Gallery, One Art Space, Shchukin Gallery.
In 2011 Lynn began working in the video field and has to date produced about 30 multimedia works. Her most recent projects have been shown at various festivals all over the world, including Tulum World Environment Film Festival, Dallas Medianale, MicroActs in London, New Earth International Film Festival in Poland, the famous New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA) among others.
Some of the works have been featured at CICA Museum in South Korea and included into International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Columbia – ISEA-2017, Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil – FILE- 2017, Piemonte Share Festival – the Italian art fair of electronic art, digital art and new media and others.

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Director Statement

Star Spangled Brighton Beach abandons the perspective of a single moment and uses layering of multiple moments to convey an emotion. The figure in the video is a part of the scene and is also a frame for what is happening. Thus she is simultaneously a part of the whole and the whole is a part of her. As an artist I felt that day at the beach seep into me in the form of a grand emotion. So I attempted to share that emotion: I wanted the viewer to observe the little things that happened in the same day, but not necessarily at the same time or in the same frame. Brighton Beach is known for its Russian community. That day people were lounging in the sun as usual, exercising and taking walks, and there was a proud group of Russian Americans who had the American Flag planted in their midst while they danced to some Russian music. All of this created an atmosphere unique to that slice of New York City.